Etta Hughes has been jilted by her fiancé, Rod. Bewildered and stricken, she decides to take a job as cook to the Trenders. In their beautiful house on the river perhaps her heart will mend. But here, in spite of herself, Etta becomes attracted to Mark Trender. Mark is in love with his exquisite child-like wife, Flair. It seems that once again Etta is doomed to the anguish of hopeless love. And then to complicate matters further, Rod arrives unexpectedly to dinner - with his new wife...